WHITESNAKE Guitarist On GARY MOORE: 'He Played With Unmatched Soul And Melody'

Doug Aldrich (WHITESNAKE, ex-DIO) has released the following statement to Classic Rock Revisited regarding the passing of former THIN LIZZY guitarist, noted session player, and blues rock icon Gary Moore:

"I spent today rediscovering some of the work he did. Nobody ever played with more emotion than Gary Moore. He played with unmatched soul and melody. But he was also by far THE most ferocious, fearless and intense player I ever heard. No question.

"His playing made a huge impact on me.

"I had the opportunity to see him play several times while on tour. I remember me and Reb [Beach, WHITESNAKE/WINGER guitarist] listening to him warm up... It was awesome!

"Not only was he one of the all-time great guitarists right up there with guys like [Jimi] Hendrix and [Randy] Rhoads, but his voice was righteous and pure."

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